|Model:||Oyster Perpetual – Ref 6580|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||34.5mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||42.5mm|
Very good condition vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual in stainless steel with round cream guilloche dial. The dial has the gold Rolex logo at 12 o’clock and triangle gold batons for hours. The watch has Dauphine hands in gold with indirect black second hand. The crown comes with the Rolex logo. It is a stainless steel back case with engraved inside “Montres Rolex SA – 6584 – IV1954. It is an automatic movement with caliber 1030. The watch comes with a green leather band.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.
1950 Rolex automatic movement with caliber 1030 with 25 jewels and 18,000 bph. It is numbered 475238.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 42.5mm